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Richard Wharton papers, 1863-1906 (1863)



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Author: Wharton, Richard, b. 1843
Subject: Hood, John Bell, 1831-1879; Hurst, Fielding, b. 1818; Wharton family; Wharton, Richard, b. 1843; Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Senior Infantry Regiment, 154th; Confederate States of America. Army; Diaries (Blank-books); Family -- Tennessee Social life and customs; Perryville, Battle of, Perryville, Ky., 1862; Soldiers -- Confederate States of America; Tennessee -- History Civil War, 1861-1865; United States -- History Civil War, 1861-1865 Personal narratives, Confederate
Year: 1863
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English
Call number: 5023
Digitizing sponsor: Internet Archive
Book contributor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Collection: LeoBaeckInstitute; microfilm; civilwardocuments; americana; additional_collections

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A diary, letters, and other writings. The diary, apparently composed during 1863 and 1864, discusses Richard Wharton's service in the Confederate Army with the 154th Tennessee Senior Infantry Regiment under John Bell Hood in defense of Atlanta. Also included are a love letter, 1864; letters, 1889 and 1901, relating to family affairs; letters, 1905-1906, to Wharton from W. S. Ray, also of the 154th Tennessee, discussing the fates of several of their former comrades and the death of Wharton's brother in 1863 at the hands of Tennessee guerilla leader Fielding Hurst; poems; speeches; a genealogy of the Wharton family; and a brief description of the battle of Perryville, Ky., dictated by Wharton to his daughter, Winnie Wharton

Richard Wharton of McNairy County, Tenn., was an infantryman with Company I of the 154th Tennessee Senior Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He was present at the battle of Perryville, but his unit did not participate. After the war, he lived in Verona, Miss., and Chesterville, Miss. In 1874, he married Martha McKinney

A diary, letters, and other writings. The diary, apparently composed during 1863 and 1864, discusses Richard Wharton's service in the Confederate Army with the 154th Tennessee Senior Infantry Regiment under John Bell Hood in defense of Atlanta. Also included are a love letter, 1864; letters, 1889 and 1901, relating to family affairs; letters, 1905-1906, to Wharton from W. S. Ray, also of the 154th Tennessee, discussing the fates of several of their former comrades and the death of Wharton's brother in 1863 at the hands of Tennessee guerilla leader Fielding Hurst; poems; speeches; a genealogy of the Wharton family; and a brief description of the battle of Perryville, Ky., dictated by Wharton to his daughter, Winnie Wharton

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Mediatype: texts
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Operator: robking@...
Scanner: microfilm01.rich.archive.org
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Identifier-access: http://www.archive.org/details/unc_chapel_hill_richard_wharton
Identifier-ark: ark:/13960/t78s4zh2x
Filesxml: Mon Dec 6 1:31:30 UTC 2010